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For Faculty and Staff

Please Talk Amongst Yourselves
Learn about the laws protecting student privacy, the exemptions that permit the disclosure of information when there is a concern for student safety, and the importance of sharing information with JMU professionals who can help assess and address the situation.

Helping a Distressed Student
Learn about the common causes and signs of student distress and strategies for assisting and referring distressed students to professional counseling at the Counseling Center.

Coping with Disruptive Students in the Classroom
Learn to confidently and safely address disruptive student behavior using effective, legally-sound strategies.

Responding to Dangerous Students
Learn about the frequency of violent behavior on college campuses (including that directed at faculty), how to identify potentially violent students, and how to both prevent violence and respond when prevention efforts fail.

Disturbing Content in a Student's Academic Work
Learn to better assess and conceptualize troubling content in a student's work, develop effective intervention strategies, access supportive campus resources, and balance freedom of expression with public safety.